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Pearson Sr. Learning Insights Analyst in Helena, Montana

Sr. Learning Insights Analyst


We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

We are looking for someone who turns data into insight, action, and results. This likely goes without saying but you must love data! The individual in the Senior Institutional Insights Analyst role will operate as an analyst who delivers institutional insights in support of both external customer and internal teams supporting the institution. This role will play a key role in enabling customers to leverage learning analytics in ways that help support their institutional goal around student success and institutional effectiveness. Strong critical thinking skills, a drive to understand the application of learning analytics, and a strong ability toward

  • actionable

  • insights is essential for success in this role.


The key accountabilities for the role include:

  1. Partner with Sales & Service teams to, scope, prioritize and perform repeatable analyses.

  2. Engage and discern what your Institutional customers business needs are within the scope of services available for you and the team to provide while providing tools and analyses to drive and inform strategic decisions.

  3. Work with customers, both external and internal, to develop lasting insights into complex questions through conducting cutting edge, creative analyses using SQL, R and Tableau with a particular focus on improved student outcomes and institutional effectiveness.

  4. Provide thought leadership across both internal stakeholders and external customers around how to best leverage learning data in support of critical and key questions supporting improved student outcomes.

  5. Work across departments and collaborate with various business units to create appropriate solutions.

  6. Identify information and visualization required to tell a compelling and meaningful story with the various data points available; establish baselines and monitor growth or decline in a multitude of metrics.


  • 5 years’ related work experience, 3 years in a highly analytical or quantitative function.

  • 5 years of experience with SQL

  • Hands-on experience with leading commercial Cloud platforms, including AWS, Snowflake, and Google

  • Experience leading conversations directly with customers.

  • Strong aptitude for learning new technologies and analytics techniques

  • Highly self-motivated and able to work independently as well as in a team environment

  • Understanding of agile project approaches and methodologies

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A strategic thinker, analytical, detail and results oriented with excellent problem-solving skills and a strong work ethic. They are a highly motivated self-starter. This individual is an evangelist for learning analytics and has a deep understanding of the customers’ needs.

  • Strong understanding of effective report/dashboard design and standards. A passionate practitioner of effective data visualization. Familiarity with Edward Tufte or Stephen Few visualization practices and the Tableau visualization tool.

  • Strong familiarity with data preparation, processing, classification, and forecasting. Ability to handle ad-hoc analytic requests from raw data through presentation quickly, efficiently and accurately.

  • Strong familiarity and experience with tools such as: Tableau, Google Analytics, SPSS/SAS, R and other statistical and data delivery tools required.

  • Fluency with structured and unstructured data expressed through the ability to extract that data through SQL, HIVE/Hbase, Spark SQL, etc.

  • Ability to influence and inspire people indirectly, lead by example, engage and effectively build multidisciplinary teams and alliances, and facilitate positive change in a large organization.


  • Is able to engage customers in such a way that they are able to extract the core business problem to be solved through the use of technology.

  • Works well with abstract ideas to determine varied paths to a similar destination/outcome.

  • Able to formulate new questions on the fly with a customer to help guide the solutioning process.

  • Able to break down customer requirements for more efficiently and effectively built analytic tools and solutions.

  • Strong aptitude for learning new technologies and analytics techniques.

  • Highly self-motivated and able to work independently as well as in a team environment

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Able to lead in an environment marked by acute uncertainty.

  • Sweats the details and is highly motivated on execution.

Primary Location: US-RE-Remote

Work Locations: US-Remote Remote

Job: Marketing

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Dec 16, 2020

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2010743

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.